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Casimera is a 52-year-old married woman and mother of three teenage children from Bohol, Philippines. She runs a sari-sari or convenience store and has been doing this for five years now.

Casimera needs additional funds for her business. She is asking for a loan of 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to buy more items to sell, such as canned goods, dry goods, snack foods and other household products. She is optimistic that this loan could help her to realise her dream of making her business successful.

In the future, Casimera wants to raise her family's standard of living and experience fullness of life.

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On Friday November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made its way through Southeast Asia, causing substantial damage to homes and businesses in areas of the Philippines. Given the state of devastation following this storm, borrowers living and working in these areas may have difficulty making repayments on their loans, thus making their Kiva loans higher risk. More information >>

About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.

Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.

You can show your support for CEVI by joining the Friends of CEVI Kiva Lending Team. Learn more by visiting the CEVI website.

About Philippines

  • $7,000
    Average annual income
  • 1255
    View loans »
    Philippines Loans Fundraising
  • $57,883,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 42.3
    Philippines Pesos (PHP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Casimera buy more items to sell, such as canned goods, dry goods, snack foods and other household products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Sep 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013